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  • A lot of the young QBs have done well over the past 2 years. I remember when it was thought that a QB needed 5 yrs to really be ready for the Pro game, but that was in the beginning of time. Kaep has looked just as poised as most of the good young ones. He has proven to me that he is a NFL quality QB, just as much as Dalton, Luck, RG3, Wilson and Newton have in their perspective roles. I thought he would make a critical error due to his youth in this run but just like Wilson, he didn't do that.

    I figure it is a tough sell trying to be objective about a rival QB and if you give a little too much love you are considered a traitor but if I had no vested interest in the 9ers crashing and burning, I would say young Kaep has done better than I thought he would when Harbaugh made the change. I was expecting and most definitely hoping for a disaster. That isn't what I saw nor what happened.

    When folks here talked about wanting him in the draft I figured Dalton was the better option from my limited input. I wouldn't want to do that if the chance was there now and there were no Wilson.
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  • I thought his slooow release would bother him alot but guess he worked on it.
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  • Truthfully I was surprised by his success. When I found out he was starting against the Bears my confidence dropped for the rest of the season. But boy did he put on a show! He has continued to thrill and has led us to the Superbowl...what more can a Niner fan ask for of their starting QB up to this point?

    Obviously I am asking for 1 more win! ;)
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  • NinerLifer wrote:Obviously I am asking for 1 more win! ;)

    Sure! How's November? Best I can do.


    I keep being surprised by Kaepernick. We'll see if he stands the test of time mentally and physically (not wishing injury on the guy, but ya know he just seems pretty liable out there).
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  • Alex Smith took that team on a deep playoff run.


    That O-line is what makes that offense what it is.

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  • Seattle won not so much for their play on Kaepernick but for their play against the 49ers defense. Kaepernick played average but was not the reason for loosing this game at all. The 49ers defense was gassed at the end of the year with out their most valuable defensive player coming off a big emotional win in New England the following week. First play of the game on offense, Seattle ran right at Justin Smith's replacement, Ricky Jean Francios, and Marshawn Lynch ran for a touchdown pretty much untouch. Looking back at that game, considering Seattle's home field advantage, the way the defense played, Kaepernick played average.

    you know i keep hearing the SF defense played like crap, because they're coming off a big game against NE, and they had to play 90 some plays in that game, blah blah blah... this was a divisional rival game, where the division was still on the line, these guys for the most part are in there mid to upper 20's.. don't give me that crap they were tired or emotionally drained, they're professional atheletes.. you guys were manhandled in every possible way in that game.. those excuses work over in the webzone, but not here...Kap was running for his life all game, and looked like a deer caught in the headlights.. did we expose him, eh don't know, but we definitely found kinks in his armour.... i'll give you that not having JS in there made a difference, but i'm not giving you the NE excuse...
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  • hawker84 wrote:Seattle won not so much for their play on Kaepernick but for their play against the 49ers defense. Kaepernick played average but was not the reason for loosing this game at all. The 49ers defense was gassed at the end of the year with out their most valuable defensive player coming off a big emotional win in New England the following week. First play of the game on offense, Seattle ran right at Justin Smith's replacement, Ricky Jean Francios, and Marshawn Lynch ran for a touchdown pretty much untouch. Looking back at that game, considering Seattle's home field advantage, the way the defense played, Kaepernick played average.

    you know i keep hearing the SF defense played like crap, because they're coming off a big game against NE, and they had to play 90 some plays in that game, blah blah blah... this was a divisional rival game, where the division was still on the line, these guys for the most part are in there mid to upper 20's.. don't give me that crap they were tired or emotionally drained, they're professional atheletes.. you guys were manhandled in every possible way in that game.. those excuses work over in the webzone, but not here...Kap was running for his life all game, and looked like a deer caught in the headlights.. did we expose him, eh don't know, but we but we definitely found kinks in his armour.... i'll give you that not having JS in there made a difference, but i'm not giving you the NE excuse...


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  • We played NE 4 days before we played you on Thursday, and I don't see anyone here making excuses for the outcome of that game. That is the nature of the NFL. I'm sure your win against us that Thurs doesn't come with an asterisk in your mind.
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  • Archer wrote:We played NE 4 days before we played you on Thursday, and I don't see anyone here making excuses for the outcome of that game. That is the nature of the NFL. I'm sure your win against us that Thurs doesn't come with an asterisk in your mind.


    I dont look at your win like that either. You kicked our ass, plan and simple, but if you cant see that there was some things that contributed to that than I dont know....
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  • The Battle #83 wrote:I thought his slooow release would bother him alot but guess he worked on it.


    I don't know why people thought he had a slow release. Sport science (I know...) did a bit on him around draft time in 2011 and he actually had a very quick release and an accurate throw.

    It LOOKED goofy for sure. But it wasn't all that slow.

    It's similar to his run style. He has such long legs that he really doesn't look that fast. But each step somehow seems to take him 2.5 yards.
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  • TheWest wrote:
    Archer wrote:We played NE 4 days before we played you on Thursday, and I don't see anyone here making excuses for the outcome of that game. That is the nature of the NFL. I'm sure your win against us that Thurs doesn't come with an asterisk in your mind.


    I dont look at your win like that either. You kicked our ass, plan and simple, but if you cant see that there was some things that contributed to that than I dont know....


    Could it have been, the Seattle is actually the better team.. na no way it could have been that. like i said the absence of JS was a huge loss to you guys, i'll give you that... but we were missing key players too. if your D can't get up for a Division game on National TV with huge playoff implications, then i don't know.
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  • hawker84 wrote:
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    Archer wrote:We played NE 4 days before we played you on Thursday, and I don't see anyone here making excuses for the outcome of that game. That is the nature of the NFL. I'm sure your win against us that Thurs doesn't come with an asterisk in your mind.


    I dont look at your win like that either. You kicked our ass, plan and simple, but if you cant see that there was some things that contributed to that than I dont know....


    Could it have been, the Seattle is actually the better team.. na no way it could have been that. like i said the absence of JS was a huge loss to you guys, i'll give you that... but we were missing key players too. if your D can't get up for a Division game on National TV with huge playoff implications, then i don't know.




    I'll be the first one to admit that the Seahawks have a great team, but do you honestly beleive that the Saehwks are the better team?

    I think it's closer than most 49er fans like to admit, but I do think we slightly edge you guys out.
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  • TheWest wrote: I'll be the first one to admit that the Seahawks have a great team, but do you honestly beleive that the Saehwks are the better team?

    I think it's closer than most 49er fans like to admit, but I do think we slightly edge you guys out.


    Why not? We gave you an absolute beatdown, and whilst you managed to do what we couldn't and go to Atlanta and beat the Falcons, you did it with 8 days rest after a home game the week before in an 12pm PST game as opposed to 7 days after another road game in a 10am PST start, maybe the 49ers do win in that situation - but if you think playing a tough game against New England contributed to you suffering such a beatdown to us, then quite clearly the same should apply to us in Atlanta.
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  • QuickLightning wrote:
    The Battle #83 wrote:I thought his slooow release would bother him alot but guess he worked on it.


    I don't know why people thought he had a slow release. Sport science (I know...) did a bit on him around draft time in 2011 and he actually had a very quick release and an accurate throw.

    It LOOKED goofy for sure. But it wasn't all that slow.

    It's similar to his run style. He has such long legs that he really doesn't look that fast. But each step somehow seems to take him 2.5 yards.


    i saw one of their preseason games last year because im in the local area and his release is way quicker now.
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  • Kap definitely hit pay dirt with the support he has, no question. I was just reading a recent SI and it mentioned how people were thinking Harbaugh made a bad decision by sticking with him, and how taken aback they were with his success. I think with less flexible coaching he probably wouldn't be as successful, but you can say that about a lot of people. I really admire how the staff just got together and said "well here's what he is comfortable with, here's what we are best at, so lets put it together" and found success. Obviously I wish it was on a team in the AFC East or something, but it is what it is.

    I will say, I have been impressed by his passing as well, but that's pretty easy when the defense decides that covering the TE isn't a good use of resources...
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  • I'll be the first one to admit that the Seahawks have a great team, but do you honestly beleive that the Saehwks are the better team?

    I think it's closer than most 49er fans like to admit, but I do think we slightly edge you guys out.


    i think you guys edge us out in quality players at more positions.. but yes i think the best team in the west will not be playing in the SB this year.
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  • AbsolutNET wrote:Kap definitely hit pay dirt with the support he has, no question. I was just reading a recent SI and it mentioned how people were thinking Harbaugh made a bad decision by sticking with him, and how taken aback they were with his success. I think with less flexible coaching he probably wouldn't be as successful, but you can say that about a lot of people. I really admire how the staff just got together and said "well here's what he is comfortable with, here's what we are best at, so lets put it together" and found success. Obviously I wish it was on a team in the AFC East or something, but it is what it is.

    I will say, I have been impressed by his passing as well, but that's pretty easy when the defense decides that covering the TE isn't a good use of resources...


    which TE? I had Vernon Davis on my fantasy team for the regular season and he sucked. did walker have a big year?
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  • mretrade wrote:I watched the game. Maybe you are missing my point. What quarterback looks comfortable in Clink on a nationally televised game at night when your team can't stop anything on defense. Has any of those quarterbacks looked comfortable? You are saying Seattle exposed parts of his game that will be realized in the offseason. I don't see how you can support that. I knew his touchdown came in garbage time but it probably would have came earlier had Manningham not fumbled when he tore his knee out.

    If his game was exposed, ask the Falcons or Packers.

    One sub-par to average game in that situation does not equal game exposed. I could of made that same post about Russell Wilson's game against the 49ers earlier in the year.

    I don't want to beat a dead horse, we are not going to reach an agreement on this. I am just going to say, its just not accurate to say his game was exposed and that suddenly teams are going to review that tape again and see how they can stop him. No Seattle has a very good secondary and defense. They are very hard to beat at home. The list of QBs uncomfortable at Clink has included plenty pro bowl quarterbacks, none of them were exposed.

    Kaepernick threw back across his body twice, nearly throwing one pick in the endzone. Then throwing a pick in the end zone. Half his YPA average on the night. His slow pre snap reads cost several delays and timeouts.

    The kid has a ton of talent, but so does the team around him. Still, the scheme is awesome, Harbs may be a social disgrace but he is a coaching savant. He makes an offense easy for a QB. Alex Freaking Smith should have gone to a Super Bowl in that offense, and in fact put up as good of numbers or better as Kaepernick. Don't they both have about the same YPA?

    Kaepernick struggled out of the pocket in Seattle, and the pistol needs up the middle running success to open the outside. Kaep didn't get that up the middle success, so his pistol run game never developed. Seattle took away his deep reads, and he struggled to find his secondary targets.

    If it makes you feel better, I think Kaepernick gets a ring this week.
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  • The Battle #83 wrote:which TE? I had Vernon Davis on my fantasy team for the regular season and he sucked. did walker have a big year?



    the Falcons didn't cover Vernon Davis for about 1/3 of the game and was wide open all the way down the field every time SF had the ball.
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    The Battle #83 wrote:which TE? I had Vernon Davis on my fantasy team for the regular season and he sucked. did walker have a big year?



    the Falcons didn't cover Vernon Davis for about 1/3 of the game and was wide open all the way down the field every time SF had the ball.


    Didn't they also do that with Miller? I didnt get to see the 1st 3 quarters because of a wedding. My friend who is a seahawks fan as well told me that they weren't covering Miller at all.
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  • Scottemojo wrote:If it makes you feel better, I think Kaepernick gets a ring this week.

    VOMIT! Why would you say such a thing? :( You cut me deeply, Scotte.
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  • Roland, I used to feel the same way. Than I thought to myself, is there any way Kaep gets more rings than Wilson when its all said and done? Kaep hasn't even shown he can be nearly as effective without his running, so there is the slight possibility that he may not even be relevant in a few years after defenses catch on to him.
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  • pehawk wrote:I'm not surprised in the least. But, I also had a hunch Alex Smith would become relevant when Harbaugh arrived. Actually, you and I disussed that when he was hired, Les.

    While's Kap's playing well, I also think that SF QB gig is a better one than Farve took over with the Vikings. 4 1st rounders across the OL, not including Vernon Davis. And, to his credit, Harbaugh does a lot of slick isht in the running game. But, again, that's due to the wealth of talent across their line. I'd expect ANY QB to atleast be Alex Smith for the 49ers, if not better. Tjack, Flynn, Henne, anyone would be at least a 11 win QB there.

    What PC and JS didn't like was his Football IQ from the sound of it. They saw him as an "athelete", a great one. We'll see what occurs when SF doesn't just have to line-up to have the advantage, and Kap has to QB a bit more.


    Yeah that's a lie considering a month ago you went on and on about how you weren't sold on Kaepernick and no longer afraid of him being anything.

    Obviously you are surprised judging by your past posts
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  • Kaep is comp. 54% of his passes of 20yards or more. The next highest is 43%

    Only 12.5% of his passes are off target, best in the NFL.
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  • ya we got all those numbers in the other thread you started.. remember that thread where you called me out, and disappeared? where you threw out a bunch of stats, and was called on them and yet again disappeared.. Or the thread where you say Black QB's don't study enough to have success in the NFL, called on that and yep you guessed it, disappeared.. nobody gives a flyin you know what about the stats you throw out here.. you've lost all credibility, you should probably scamper on back to the niner boards now...
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  • How bout this stat.

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  • SoHo9erFan wrote:How bout this stat.

    ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo
    Colin Kaepernick has the league’s best Total QBR since Week 11 (84.0) #49ers

    Didn't Alex Smith have a really high QBR too? So, did you have the two best QBs in the league, or is the offensive scheme really conducive to QBR friendly stats? (IIRC, Kaepernick had a really high QBR for the rams loss, mostly based on a long run in the 4th quarter. It certainly was not a great offensive performance)
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  • To my fellow Niner fans, the Hawks' fans on here are not going to be swayed by anything you say right now. If they don't believe that Kap is good, let Kap show them next season.

    Is just like when I thought Wilson wasn't going to be that good, he proved it to me over the course of the season. So, Kap will have his chance to prove it to them next year, and hopefully with a Ring already.

    I really look forward to the battles in this division going forward.
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  • NorCal wrote:To my fellow Niner fans, the Hawks' fans on here are not going to be swayed by anything you say right now. If they don't believe that Kap is good, let Kap show them next season.

    Is just like when I thought Wilson wasn't going to be that good, he proved it to me over the course of the season. So, Kap will have his chance to prove it to them next year, and hopefully with a Ring already.

    I really look forward to the battles in this division going forward.


    That's what I'm looking for - for him to prove himself next season. Because that is what I'm skeptical about. I think he may just be a one year wonder.
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  • NorCal wrote:To my fellow Niner fans, the Hawks' fans on here are not going to be swayed by anything you say right now. If they don't believe that Kap is good, let Kap show them next season.

    Is just like when I thought Wilson wasn't going to be that good, he proved it to me over the course of the season. So, Kap will have his chance to prove it to them next year, and hopefully with a Ring already.

    I really look forward to the battles in this division going forward.


    i don't think anyone here is saying Kap is not good.. he's very talented and has been extremely impressive in the playoffs.. but you guys keep throwing out these diluted stats to prove some kind of point...

    you can't judge kap's season performance based on those stats because he didn't start the first half of the season, just like you can't judge RW on his season long stats, because he was handcuffed and barely threw the ball in the first half.. give them both a full year with the playbook wide open to compare the two, then we can discuss who's the more effective QB..

    No doubt both will probably do very well, and both will more than likely be in the top tier for QB's in the league..
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  • Thought most Hawks fans have been very respectful and unbiased in this thread.

    I brought up the QBR because Wilson has a remarkably high QBR as well. I'd say Wilson is the better QB at this point, but the 49ers definitely have more weapons and a better OLine. It will be fun to see how the Hawks handle this offseason.

    Hawk fans, would you rather see a big splash in FA or staying with the course you guys have been on (i.e. picking up 2nd tier guys and making them stars).
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  • hawker84 wrote:
    NorCal wrote:To my fellow Niner fans, the Hawks' fans on here are not going to be swayed by anything you say right now. If they don't believe that Kap is good, let Kap show them next season.

    Is just like when I thought Wilson wasn't going to be that good, he proved it to me over the course of the season. So, Kap will have his chance to prove it to them next year, and hopefully with a Ring already.

    I really look forward to the battles in this division going forward.


    i don't think anyone here is saying Kap is not good.. he's very talented and has been extremely impressive in the playoffs.. but you guys keep throwing out these diluted stats to prove some kind of point...

    you can't judge kap's season performance based on those stats because he didn't start the first half of the season, just like you can't judge RW on his season long stats, because he was handcuffed and barely threw the ball in the first half.. give them both a full year with the playbook wide open to compare the two, then we can disguss who's the more effective QB..

    No doubt both will probably do very well, and both will more than like be in the top tier for QB's in the league..


    Agreed. Wilson obviously improved once Bevel opened up the offense. If the Hawks can get one more stud receiver, possibly at the TE position, the Hawks O will undoubtedly be scary.
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  • Back up TE perhaps, Miller was lights out during the last stretch of the playoffs, and was showing his pro-bowl form... TE position is not one of our major concerns at this point, unless millers foot does not heal by next season.. D line , WR , OLB , are more pressing issues to address.. and i actually like McCoy as our back up, some do not..
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  • hawker84 wrote:Back up TE perhaps, Miller was lights out during the last stretch of the playoffs, and was showing his pro-bowl form... TE position is not one of our major concerns at this point, unless millers foot does not heal by next season.. D line , WR , OLB , are more pressing issues to address.. and i actually like McCoy as our back up, some do not..

    I think the Patriots and 49ers have demonstrated the benefits of having 2 stud TEs. It opens so much for the offense, especially the type of offense you guys are trying to run. Not trying to dismiss Miller, he was and is a quality TE. But, I think you guys need a Vernon Davis to really open up the O.
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  • i'll take him for sure.. but we're almost identicle at tight end.. we have one stud that does everything well, and a backup with all the promise and athletism i the world, but will drop the easiest passes at the blink of an eye at the most crucial times.. so friggen irritating.
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  • SoHo9erFan wrote:
    hawker84 wrote:Back up TE perhaps, Miller was lights out during the last stretch of the playoffs, and was showing his pro-bowl form... TE position is not one of our major concerns at this point, unless millers foot does not heal by next season.. D line , WR , OLB , are more pressing issues to address.. and i actually like McCoy as our back up, some do not..

    I think the Patriots and 49ers have demonstrated the benefits of having 2 stud TEs. It opens so much for the offense, especially the type of offense you guys are trying to run. Not trying to dismiss Miller, he was and is a quality TE. But, I think you guys need a Vernon Davis to really open up the O.


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  • AbsolutNET wrote:Every team in the league could use a Vernon Davis.


    Pre-or-post "locker room cancer" Vernon Davis?
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  • AbsolutNET wrote:
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    hawker84 wrote:Back up TE perhaps, Miller was lights out during the last stretch of the playoffs, and was showing his pro-bowl form... TE position is not one of our major concerns at this point, unless millers foot does not heal by next season.. D line , WR , OLB , are more pressing issues to address.. and i actually like McCoy as our back up, some do not..

    I think the Patriots and 49ers have demonstrated the benefits of having 2 stud TEs. It opens so much for the offense, especially the type of offense you guys are trying to run. Not trying to dismiss Miller, he was and is a quality TE. But, I think you guys need a Vernon Davis to really open up the O.


    Every team in the league could use a Vernon Davis.

    True. But I think we are seeing more and more Davis-esque players at the TE position.

    Just analyzing your team, it seems like you have a plethora of #2 receivers. I don't know you guys can find a player better than Sydney and Golden in the late 1st round. Just think you can find better value at the TE position than at WR.

    Like a poster said earlier, your front office might elect to take a DT or OLine.

    Either way, your roster is pretty stacked and, in general, you guys don't have a weak spot.
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  • FWIW, Jaws thinks Kaep has the potential to be the best of the young QBs drafted the past 2 years. Those that have ESPN Insider can view the full article here

    If the 49ers keep him upright, Kaepernick could become the NFL's top QB

    Like most young quarterbacks -- including the big three of Luck, Wilson and Griffin III this season -- Kaepernick is being given a steady diet of simple reads. If receiver No. 1 isn't open, move to No. 2. If he's covered, tuck and run. We're not seeing five-receiver progressions from the 49ers, in part because they don't have to, given Kaepernick's running ability. But we will over time.

    I believe that Kaepernick will develop into more of a pocket passer, which will help him make use of two of his great assets (his arm strength and accuracy) and alleviate some of the burden on his other great assets (his body and speed, both of which decrease with age). That development will help keep him healthy and keep him in the lineup -- and winning games -- for the 49ers. San Francisco will want to maximize his ability to help it win year in and year out, not squander it after a handful of seasons and multitude of downfield hits. If the Niners keep Kaepernick upright, he will flourish.
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  • He certainly has the potential to be something great. They ALL do... Assuming RG3 learns to not take the big hits all the time.
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  • Yes - because he was a nothing until Harbaugh copied the Redskins Pistol offense for him.
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  • I am not surprised and I am not even ready to call the Niners winning a "success" for CK. He is 5-2 in the regular season on a team that was 6-2 with Alex Smith. I think if you stuck Andrew Luck, RG3 and especially Russell Wilson on that team they would be even better. He is an improvement over Smith however, that just isn't saying much to me.
    Eh... Whatever...
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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:Yes - because he was a nothing until Harbaugh copied the Redskins Pistol offense for him.


    Are you familiar with Chris Ault?
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  • Not suprised. I think the majority of the starting QB's and most second string QB's would be successful. When a team that has sucked for a long as the 49'ers have and accumulated a ton of high draft picks over the years, the team will get good on both sides of the ball and help the QB.
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  • How do I embed a video on this site? None of the normal HTML codes are working.

    Mod note: Use the text after "v=" and click the youtube button above the message box
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  • No I hoped we would draft him , I liked him out of college. However it's hard to be disappointed with Wilson.
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  • kearly wrote:
    mretrade wrote:Seattle did not expose Kaepernick at all. If they did don't you think opponents would of learned by it already and not be loosing to him in the playoffs.

    Seattle won not so much for their play on Kaepernick but for their play against the 49ers defense. Kaepernick played average but was not the reason for loosing this game at all. The 49ers defense was gassed at the end of the year with out their most valuable defensive player coming off a big emotional win in New England the following week. First play of the game on offense, Seattle ran right at Justin Smith's replacement, Ricky Jean Francios, and Marshawn Lynch ran for a touchdown pretty much untouch. Looking back at that game, considering Seattle's home field advantage, the way the defense played, Kaepernick played average.

    Tom Brady 36-58 395 Yards 2 touchdowns 2 Interceptions @ Seattle
    Tony Romo 23-40 251 Yards 1 Touchdown 1 Interception @ Seattle
    Aaron Rodgers 26-39 223 Yards 0 Touchdowns 0 Interceptions @ Seattle
    Colin Kaepernick 19-36 244 Yards 1 Touchdown 1 Interception @ Seattle

    Did you guys expose Romo, Rodgers, and Brady, and once teams learn from it in the offseason those players won't be any good either?

    Give Seattle credit. They blasted the 49ers defense that night and that night the 49ers defense sucked. Seattle is almost unbeatable in the Clink. They have a good defense that becomes very good at home. Kaepernick played fine that night, nothing special but exposed he was not.


    Maybe you didn't watch the game, but Kaepernick was incredibly uncomfortable. It was also by far his worst stat line of the season. Kaepernick still needs an eternity to check his 2nd read, and Seattle exploited that by pressuring him and then anticipating his escape route. The result was just 4.4 YPC on a ton of aborted passes. Even Kaepernick's 1 TD pass (in garbage time) looked like it would have been overturned had the officials given a shit at that point. Kaepernick looked like a broken man in his postgame presser.

    I'm not disrespecting Kaepernick. He's a talented player who will probably continue to get better. But he does currently have obvious weaknesses and in that game Seattle exposed them. You are a blind homer if you can't see that. Or maybe you do know it and just want to be a curmudgeon.

    As far as the other QBs- Brady actually ripped us to shreds that game, we were very lucky to win. Romo was better than his stat line, which was still decent. Rodgers- yeah Rodgers kind of got his ass kicked by our defense- fair point. He had to revert to captain checkdown to find any effectiveness. I don't think we really exposed Rodgers though- I just think his O-line had a horrific night.


    "Looking uncomfortable" is not exposing him. Every... EVERY quarterback has a bad game occasionally. Your supposition about Kaepernick taking a long time to go to his second read is false. The Seattle game is the ONLY one that he has had trouble at that. Oh, and that game was his SIXTH start...

    The reasons Kaepernick looked bad against Seattle are the following:

    1. Kaepernick hadn't even had more than FIVE starts before being thrown to the wolves that are Seattle's defenders.
    2. You seem to be vastly underestimating your home field advantage, particularly against an inexperienced quarterback.
    3. Seattle was highly motivated after what, five defeats to the 49ers in a row? Meanwhile the 49ers were still in a funk over the Patriots game.
    4. Seattle has a great defense. Sometimes defenses shut down quarterbacks. Did Peyton Manning's 5 interception games show that he was "exposed?"

    The fact is, Kaepernick was merely overwhelmed by inexperience and crowd noise and the intensity that the Seahawks brought to the game. He wasn't "exposed," in fact, that game MADE HIM BETTER at all facets of playing quarterback, particularly game management and getting the play called quickly to get to the line of scrimmage with plenty of time to adjust.


    RiggoReincarnated wrote:Yes - because he was a nothing until Harbaugh copied the Redskins Pistol offense for him.


    So his outstanding regular season numbers when the 49ers barely ran the Pistol offense was "nothing?"

    (in the two games against Green Bay and Atlanta they ran the Pistol almost as much as they had the entire regular season)

    According to an interesting, detailed breakdown of the San Francisco offense by NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks this week, the Niners became a dramatically different offensive team in the playoffs than they were during the regular season.

    “The fact that the team has used the Pistol on 49.2 percent of its offensive plays in the playoffs – after employing the formation on just 70 of 969 offensive plays in the regular season – reflects Jim Harbaugh’s willingness to continually adapt his offensive philosophy while making a Super Bowl run,” wrote Brooks.


    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Mo ... 27221.html
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  • This is the video I had intended to post. I think it is interesting that Kaepernick barely ever get hit. Being a Niner fan the facts stated in this video mirror what I thought about Kaep, he really doesn't get hit that often.

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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:Yes - because he was a nothing until Harbaugh copied the Redskins Pistol offense for him.


    This is hands down the most ill informed post I have ever seen in seahawks.net history. The Redskins took the Pistol offense from the University of Nevada, where Kaepernick ran the offense.
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